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SEE RELATED STORY: Texas city regains power on Friday night amid frozen front
In a Facebook post, city officials warned all residents to boil water before drinking
“We are asking residents to minimize all water use, avoid running dishwashers, washing machines or sprinklers, and take short showers instead of tub baths. All residents should boil water for two minutes. before consumption,” the post reads.
Officials said the notice is expected to be lifted by noon Sunday once all tests are completed.
Although Galveston residents also lost power, the city was not affected by the announcement of the boiling water.
If you’ve ever received a notice about boiling water where you live, here are some additional things to know.
Boiling water notices can be issued in a number of circumstances ranging from natural disasters, such as after hurricanes and winter storms, to sudden emergencies such as a water source rupture.
This notice is issued when the area’s water is or may be contaminated with bacteria that can make you sick.
Boiling destroys disease-causing organisms, including viruses, bacteria, and parasites.
You’ll want to boil the water before doing anything that involves human consumption, such as drinking, cooking, and brushing your teeth.
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